I swear it was only Christmas five minutes ago – was it not?! I’ve been so distracted by our kitchen refresh (more on that soon) that it’s crept up on me. Again. So if like me, you’ve been caught off-guard by the festive season and need some quick suggestions, my Christmas gift edits should get you out of a spot. Whilst I really don’t believe in spending out for the sake of it, I do think that a well-chosen gift will have its place for years to come. With that in mind, I’ve trawled some of the best independent and high street shops for little minimalist tokens under £25…
| 1 | The Scandi brands are slowly taking over the high street, with the meticulously curated ARKET launching on Regents Street earlier this summer. A linen apron never goes out of style and only gets better with wear. ARKET.
| 2 | Hasami pottery is a true favourite of mine. Made from a mix of porcelain and clay from the Hasami region in Japan, these mugs are incredibly robust and stackable too. £24.99, Native & Co.
| 3 | Oliver Bonas are designing really unusual pieces of minimalist jewellery. These silver and deep navy drop earrings can be worn in a number of ways, together or separately. £18, Oliver Bonas.
| 4 | A new publication from the team behind the inspirational interiors site, Remodelista. The Organised Home is a must-have guide for whipping your home into shape and getting the most of the space you have. £13, Wordery.
| 5 | An unusual pot for the plant lover, designed and hand-cast by Peckham based studio Conpot from a mix of concrete and Welsh green granite. £20, Conpot.
| 6 | Sleek, contemporary charging accessories made with design in mind, this is a Key Cable to take with you everywhere. I love Native Union’s less is more attention to detail and the use of retro nylon cable. £18.99, Native Union.
| 7 | Hand-poured in the UK, Urban Apothecary’s monochrome travel candle is made from natural soy with 35 hours burn time. Try Fig for an indulgent winter scent. £15, Future and Found.
| 8 | No Christmas is complete without chocolate, particularly when it comes in a stylish wrapper. LAND is based in Bethnal Green making artisanal chocolate for the connoisseur…or anyone who loves to scoff down a bar. £5.50, LAND.
| 9 | A beautiful, solid addition to both the kitchen and table, this multi-functional brass trivet works well for serving straight at the table or as a decorative item. £18, ARKET
| 10 | The Grown Alchemist make natural hand washes with botanical ingredients that won’t dry out your skin. Gives the sink an upgrade too! £25, Tea And Kate.
| 11 | Make it a joy to be organised. There are crisp, new pages waiting to be filled in this weekly planner designed by new Danish studio NOTEM. £18, Nabo.
| 12 | For the most devoted tea and coffee lovers, Stelton’s To Go Click Flask has a snazzy 360 click lid, so you can drink from any angle. £24.95, Tea And Kate.
| 13 | The gift that keeps on giving – an Elle Decoration magazine subscription for the interiors lover for 5 issues, delivered to their door each month.
Keep your eyes peeled for my next two Christmas gift edits – under £100 and £300 coming up…